Author, Motivational Speaker and Meditation Instructor

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Upcoming Appearances

November 6-9, 2014
The Literary Retreat
Washington, DC
Talk and book signing
Location and time to come

More appearances to come…

Past Appearances

June 28, 2014
As the Pages Turn Book club luncheon
Newark, NJ
Panel discussion and book signing

October 18-19, 2013
The Reading Divas / Black Authors and Readers Rock!
The Comfort Inn and Suites
4500 Crain Highway
Bowie, MD 20716

October 11-13, 2013
9th Annual Cavalcade of Authors
1507 E. 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615
Book Discussion and Signing

September 27-29, 2013
Baltimore Book Festival
Historic Mount Vernon Place
600 North Charles Street
Book Signing

September 19, 2013
Congressional Black Caucus
Author Pavilion
Exhibit Hall E
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Books will be sold by the Howard Bookstore
2:00 – 4:00pm

August 2-4, 2013
National Book Club Conference
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead
3405 Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
Book signing

July 20, 2013
Harlem Book Fair
Main Stage Reading
1:30 – 1:40pm
Countee Cullen Library Auditorium, 104 W. 136th Street
Moderator: Eleanore Wells – Singles Expert, Blogger, and author of The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree
Panelists: Sadequa JohnsonLove In A Carry On BagGloria MalleteSassyMartha KennersonChoices; andShashika Tyre-HillBlessings and Miracles, will discuss what this could mean for African American women and men
2:15 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Harlem Book Fair
Book Signing
10:00am – 6:00pm

July 19, 2013
Wheatley Book Awards
LOVE IN A CARRY-ON BAG nominated for Best Fiction
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY
7:00- 9:00 pm
for tickets:

July 14, 2013
Baltimore Urban Book Festival
Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park
1417 Thames St. Baltimore, MD 21231
1:30pm interview with Sharon Lucas
12-6pm book signing

June 14-16, 2013
23rd Annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival
Franklin Park
Columbus, Ohio
Talk, Meditation and Book Signing
12:00pm – 9:00pm
(The festival was shut down because of police activity)

June 1 2013
Go On Girl Book Club 21st Awards Ceremony
Sheraton Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ
Photo op, awards dinner, author meet and greet, book signing
5:00 – 10:00pm
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May 11, 2013
Glitz and Glam Fashion Showcase
Hudson County Culinary Center
161 Newkirk St.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Book signing
3:00pm – 6:00pm
For more information,

May 4, 2013
Women’s Empowerment Conference
Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
Book signing
4:00pm – 10:00pm
For more information,

May 3, 2013
Hillside Public Library
1409 Liberty Avenue
Hillside, NJ 07205
100th Anniversary Celebration
Book signing
3:00pm – 6:00pm

April 28, 2013
Circle of Sisters Book club
Plainfield, NJ
Book discussion and signing

April 27, 2013
Kaci Taylor Girly Expo
Saddlebrook Marriott Hotel
138 New Phele Avenue
Saddlebrook, NJ
Book signing
10:00am – 6:00pm

April 25, 2013
Code Blue Juice Bar
Buffalo, NY
Book Discussion
6:30 – 7:30pm

February 23, 2013
Black Girls Read
Raleigh, NC
Book Discussion

Woi BC Atlanta
Sandy Springs, GA
Book Discussion

Febuary 9, 2013
Piece of Peace Book Club
Book Discussion
Maplewood, NJ
5:30 – 6:30pm

January 27, 2013
Circle of Friends Book Club
Book Discussion
Flushing, NY
3:00 – 5:00pm

January 12, 2013
Sexy Ladies Justice Book Club
Buffalo, NY
Book Discussion
1:30 – 2:30PM

December 2, 2012
Holiday Shopping Bazaar
Jesse’s Shear Genius Salon
131 South Orange Avenue
S. Orange, NJ 07205
Book signing
2:00 – 7:00pm

November 24, 2012
Urban Knowledge Books
Arundel Mills Mall
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076
Book signing
12 – 3pm

November 24, 2012
Black Book Weekend Panel Discussion:  How We Love: Writing While Black
Location:  BAN Radio Show hosted by Ella Curry
Time: 9:00-10:00 pm EST  -  Open to the Public
Call in number to join discussion:   1 – 646. 200. 0402

October 19-20, 2012
The Reading Divas / Black Authors and Readers Rock!
Metro Points Hotel
8500 Annapolis Road
New Carrolton, MD
Friday: 7-11pm, reception and book club meeting
Saturday: 9-3pm, workshop, panels and book signing
The Reading Divas 

September 19, 2012
Newark Public Library
James Brown African American Room
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ
Come for a writers workshop, open to all levels of writers followed by a short reading and book signing
6:00pm – 8:00pm

September 16, 2012
Afternoon of the Arts
Newport News alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Marriott City Center
Newport News, VA
Book signing 2:00pm – 5:00pm

July 21, 2012
Harlem Book Fair
LOCATION: Countee Cullen Library Auditorium, 104 W. 136th Street
TIME: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
MODERATOR: Roland Barksdale-Hall, Managing Editor – QBR The Black Book Review
PANELISTS: Moody Holiday (The Black Divorce); Sadeqa Johnson (Love In A Carry-On Bag); David L(Represent); Tyrone Dent (Words of Divine Substance); Elijah Brown (It Takes a Child to Raise a Village)

MAIN-STAGE READING: Outdoors – West 135th Street @ Malcolm X Boulevard
TIME: 1:45-2:00pm SADEQA JOHNSON reading Love in a Carry-on Bag

11:00am – 5:00pm

July 14, 2012
Horizon Books
The Gallery, 9th and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Book signing
12:00pm – 4:00pm

June 24, 2012
The Literary Joint
3383 Donnell Drive Forrestville, MD
Book signing
12:00pm – 4:00pm

June 23, 2012
Urban Knowledge Arundel Mills Mall
7000 Arundel Mills Mall Hanover, MD 21076-1282
Book signing
5:00pm – 7:00pm

June 23, 2012
Enoch Pratt Free Public Library Edmondson Avenue Branch
4330 Edmondson Avenue Baltimore, MD
Discussion and book signing
2:00pm – 4:00pm

June 22, 2012
Expressions Bookstore
222 N. Paca Street Baltimore, MD
Book signing
11:00am – 2:00pm

June 22, 2012
The Literary Joint Security Square Mall
6901 Security Square Blvd. Windsor Mill, MD
Book signing
5:00pm – 8:00pm

June 6, 2012
Book Expo of America
Jacob Javits Center
African-American Author Pavilion Booth
New York, NY
Book signing
3:00pm – 4:00pm

June 3, 2012
Sisterhood Showcase
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Memphis, TN
Book signing at the Author’s Pavilion
Books sold by Pyramid Books (Little Rock, AK)
12:00pm – 5:00pm

June 2, 2012
Art Sanctuary Celebration of Black Writing
Temple University
Panel discussion: ”Finding a Better Business Model” with Malaika Adero, Vice President, Senior Editor at Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, Nakea Murray, owner of Literary Consultant Group and Sadeqa Johnson co-founder for 12th Street Press and author of Love in a Carry-on Bag
Panel conversation 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Book signing 10:00am – 5:00pm

May 19, 2012
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA
Reading and book signing
3:00 – 4:30pm

May 2, 2012
A Jack & Jill Neo-Soul Affair
Gouveia Vineyard
1339 Whirlwind Hill Road
Wallingford, CT
Tickets 35.00 to benefit local charities

April 28, 2012
Newark Harlem Book Festival
Rutgers University Campus
Panel Discussion: Never Would Have Made It: How I Became a Best-selling Author
with authors, Jay Morrison, Wahida Clark, J.M. Benjamin, Melvin Childs and Sadeqa Johnson
Book signing
11:00am – 5:00pm

April 14, 2012
Pooka Body Boutique
15 South Essex Avenue
Orange, NJ 07057
Meditation workshop, talk and book signing

April 7, 2012
Mary Helen’s Resturant
87 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
talk and book signing

April 6, 2012
Hampton High School Day
Hampton University
100 Cemetery Road
Hampton, VA 23668
book signing
10:00am – 5:00pm

April 4, 2012
Tilman’s Bar and Lounge
165 West 26th Street (between 6th and 7th)
Music, reading and signing

March 31, 2012
Frugal Bookstore
306 Martin Luther Kind Blvd. (Washington Park Mall)
Roxbury, MA
talk and book signing
2:00 – 5:00pm

March 26, 2012
Hue-Man Bookstore
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (124th & 125th)
New York, NY
Black Marriage Day Panelist and book signing

March 24, 2012
179 Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
Reading and signing

March 23, 2012
Hillside High School Book Fair
Hillside High School
Hillside, NJ
11:00am – 1:30pm

March 23, 2012
Here’s the Story
1043 Stuyvesant Avenue
Union, NJ
Book signing
6:30pm – 8:00pm

March 17, 2012
Urban Knowledge Bookstore
Iverson Mall
3731 Branch Avenue
Temple Hills, MD
Book signing
3:00 – 5:00pm

March 10, 2012
Hillside Public Library
1409 Liberty Avenue
Hillside, NJ 07205
talk and book signing (books available for purchase)
2:00 – 4:00pm

March 3, 2012
Book Party
The Philadelphia Clef Club
738 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Talk and book signing (books available for purchase)

February 25, 2012
Book Party and 12th Street Press Launch Party
Cecil’s Jazz Club and Resturant
364 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ
Discussion, celebration and book signing (books available for purchase)

December 20, 2011
A Dress for Sucess
Lecture and Meditation

July 27, 2011
The Freedom School for Adults, Newark, NJ
Lecture and Group Meditation

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12th Street Press
1215 Liberty Ave, 3rd Fl
Hillside, NJ 07205

Public Relations Contact

Dawn Michelle Hardy of Dream Relations 646-470-0716

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